August 11th
written by Alonna

It’s getting close, only one week until we leave for Europe!

Getting Ready

I have borrowed TONS of books from the library.  I love reading guidebooks. If only there was more time in the day…

I also did a trial run of my new shoes and my loaner backpack.  I hiked up to Table Rock with about 15 lbs in my pack.  Success!  No problems with either items.  But my legs were a little tired.
Goals for the Year

On a different note, here’s a few of the things I hope to gain from this year of traveling:

  • fun and adventure
  • appreciation for different cultures and ways of living
  • learn more about history and the world
  • be brave and try new things
  • improve my photography
  • make friends all over the world
  • remain flexible and open-minded
  • learn a little of the local languages, and improve my Spanish
  • share my experiences with friends and family


  1. Annie Miebs

    wow, you guys are truly experiencing the trip of a lifetime! congratulations to you both! can’t wait to see all your updates. and no need to tell you to have fun 🙂

  2. 08/13/2009

    Thanks Annie! I’d love to make it up to Alaska sometime… maybe next year.